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Xbox 360 | Action | Halo 3

Boxart for Halo 3
Halo 3 351 screen shots
  • GRAPHICS: 4.75
  • SOUND: 5.00
  • CONTROL: 5.00
  • FUN FACTOR 5.00
  • AVG USER SCORE 4.5
  • AVG CRITIC SCORE 4.8
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Halo 3 shatters retail record; sells $170M in 24 hrs

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Halo 3 has overtaken Sony's Spiderman 3 as the biggest entertainment launch in history.

In just 24 hours, Halo 3 took in $170 million in total receipts. As a result, Microsoft surpassed its original expectation of $155 million by 10 percent.

The previous record-holder was Sony's Spiderman 3 released in theaters earlier this year. The movie brought in $151 million in single day ticket sales.

"Halo 3 has become a pop-culture phenomenon," said Microsoft's Shane Kim in a statement. "Not only is "Halo 3" setting sales records, it's also redefining entertainment. Within the first 20 hours alone, we've seen more than a million Xbox Live members come online to play Halo 3 -- the most active day in Xbox Live history."

In 2004, Halo 2 set the same record with $125 million in a 24 hour period. Halo 3 retails for $60, $70, or $130 depending on special edition features.

Image courtesy of Business 2.0